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LIRR Adds Friday Afternoon Trains for Labor Day Rush

Holiday and weekend service in effect for remainder of the Labor Day weekend.

The MTA Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) is adding early-afternoon service from Penn Station on Friday, August 31, for customers planning an early getaway for the start of the Labor Day weekend.

According to a release on its website, the LIRR will be operating on a weekend schedule on September 1 to 2 and a Sunday/holiday schedule on September 3.

The additional early-afternoon trains will depart from Penn Station starting at 2:08 p.m. on Friday afternoon.

The extra service will include three trains on the Port Jefferson Branch, three on the Babylon Branch, one on the Port Washington Branch, one on the Far Rockaway Branch and two trains to Jamaica for Montauk train connections.

The Eastbound afternoon train from Ronkonkoma to Yaphank will also extended to Greenport on Friday, as it normally does on Fridays during the Summer through Columbus Day weekend, said the LIRR.

Extra train service from Penn Station on Babylon Branch is as follows:

  • 2:32 p.m. express to Lynbrook, then all stops to Babylon.
  • 3:00 p.m. stopping at Jamaica, Rockville Centre, then all stops to Babylon.
  • 3:31 p.m. express to Rockville Centre, then all stops to Babylon.

For more information about the extra trains on other lines, click here.

The LIRR also noted additional Sunday afternoon Montauk Branch Westbound trains from Montauk and the Hamptons won't operate on September 2, but instead will operate on September 3.

In addition, the regular Monday-only return train departing from Montauk at 7:01 a.m., stopping at the Hamptons, and arriving at Hunterspoint Avenue at 9:57 a.m., won't run on September 3, but instead will operate on September 4.

For more information customers could log onto the LIRR’s website at www.mta.info/lirr, or contact the LIRR's Travel Information Center by calling 511, the New York State Travel Information Line, and say, "Long Island Rail Road."

Hearing-impaired customers could use theirr preferred relay service provider for the free 711 relay to reach LIRR at 511.

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